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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer researchers, patients and drug makers.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States and several European countries have struck an agreement meant to sustain the supply of lifesaving isotopes without the use of highly enriched uranium.
CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart at age 71 that thousands of younger people also were in line to receive.
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials at drugmaker Merck & Co. say they will take more time to decide what to do about an experimental blood thinner that gave disappointing results in a second big study.
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Doreen Watson-Beard cared for more people with dementia than she could count. The nurse was so moved by her patients that she led Alzheimer's support groups. She knew the warning signs and understood there was no cure.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.
Study of 300 healthcare markets finds enormous variations in access, quality, costs, and outcomes.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's inadequate government-run tuberculosis treatment programs and a lack of regulation of the sale of drugs that fight the disease are responsible for the spiraling number of drug-resistant cases that are difficult to treat, health activists said Friday.